Youngsville Elementary principal named

LOUISBURG — A specially called Franklin County Board of Education meeting was held Monday and Marylin Newkirk was named Principal of Youngsville Elementary School. Newkirk comes to FCS with experience as an assistant principal and director of curriculum and instruction in Durham...
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Grant funds robotic equipment for mechatronics training

CREEDMOOR — The Mechatronics lab on Vance-Granville Community College’s South Campus continues to gain state-of-the-art equipment, purchased with grant funds. The newest addition is the MAS-200 Modular Assembly System produced by SMC International Training, a company based in...
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Chinchillas raised in 1955

This Week in History - Feb. 26, 2015 In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1925 •The Wake Forest High school basketball team trounced Fuquay Springs 35-16. Joe Holding scored 11 times, garnering 20 of the team’s 35...

K-Flex hosting job fair March 3

YOUNGSVILLE — K-Flex USA is having a job fair March 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are hiring for machine operators, packers, Quality Assurance Techsand forklift operators. Interested persons should stop by during the hours above, and bring a resume. See website for more...
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Do you have what it takes for healthcare work?

LOUISBURG — Dr. Kyron Tamar, Board Certified General Surgeon,(Franklin Medical Center), will speak at Louisburg College March 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m. on career opportunities in healthcare. The title of his presentation is, Do You Have What It Takes To Work In The Healthcare Industry?...
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Franklin farmers finish tobacco course

RALEIGH — Two young Franklin County farmers, Taylor Fitzpatrick of Bunn and Patrick Ray of Zebulon, and a new N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) regional agronomist, Mike Wilder, participated recently in a week-long N.C. State Tobacco Short...

Depressed debtor needs help

Dear Steve: I’m so completely freaked out about my bills. I’m now so in debt and worried about it I can’t sleep, I’m depressed, and all my wife and I do is fight about money. I’m constantly telling my kids they can’t participate in any school events because I can’t afford it. My...
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Even horses need their shots

LOUISBURG — In the photo at right, “JD”, a Tennessee Walker owned by Denise Johnson, was one of 26 horses that participated in the Annual Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EIA) Clinic in Louisburg at the Farmers Market Shelter Saturday. The annual event was hosted by the N.C,...

Kudos – Feb. 26, 2015

Academics honored •Sage Anderson of Wake Forest and Bonnie Smith and Therius Styles, both of Raleigh, were named to the fall dean’s list for academic achievement at Coastal Carolina University. •Joseph Baglio and Megan Foster, both of Wake Forest and both majoring in business...

School Briefs – Feb. 26, 2015

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Forest Pines Elementary •Tonight, Feb. 26, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., along with the Book Fair, will be Family Literacy Night. •The Scholastic Book Fair is this week in the school’s media center. •Donuts for Dad is tomorrow, Friday,...

Wake Forest police reports – Feb. 26, 2015

Arrests Reported Feb. 1-21. Note: Only bond amounts of $1,500 or greater are listed. •Mario Dion Hartsfield, 37, 434 E. Juniper Ave., was arrested at home and charged with resisting public officers. He was taken to jail. Feb. 21, 6:09 p.m. •Mark Lynn Goppert, 43, 1132 Shasta...

Wake County reports – Feb. 26, 2015

Reported Feb. 2-8. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Bunn •Regis Devon Carpenter, 21, 10 Hall Drive, Bunn, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer M.R. Davis at 500 Cape Ave., Raleigh, and charged with second-degree trespassing. Feb. 7, 8 p.m. Fal...

Rolesville police reports – Feb. 26, 2015

Arrests Reported Dec. 28-Feb. 17. Note: Only bond amounts of $1,500 or greater are listed. •April Nicole Barnes, 34, 409 Hunter Falls Lane, was arrested at home and charged with financial card fraud and misdemeanor larceny. Feb. 10. •Edward Kinta Settles, 37, 216 Macadam Lane,...

Franklin County Sheriff’s reports

Reported Jan. 9-Feb. 19. Arrests •Derrick Jadon Thompson, 27, 44 Sutton Road, Louisburg, was arrested at the Franklin County jail and charged with possession of stolen property. He was held at the jail on $25,000 bond. Feb. 19, 2:20 p.m. •Monterious Leroy Williams, 18, 50 Alston...
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Power line sparks Valentine’s Day fire

Fire crews battle cold, wind to put out forest fire. By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest fire crews battled extreme conditions Valentine’s Day evening to put out a two-acre woods fire near Joyner Park that forced evacuations of apartments along West Oak Avenue. Wake Forest...
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Olive Branch extends thanks

Church celebrating 150 years of dedicated membership. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The year 1865 is perhaps best known locally as the end of the Civil War. But it was also a year of firsts for many African-Americans. It is the year Olive Branch Baptist Church was formed,...
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From stable to sanctuary

Wake Forest Baptist marks 100 years in church building Sunday. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — There are more than a few longstanding churches around, but none are as entwined with the history of the town as Wake Forest Baptist. Founded alongside the Wake Forest Institute (Wake...
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Exploring a future in medicine

LOCAL PROFILES By Carol Taber WAKEFIELD — Some kids go off to college with little more than a rough idea of what they would like to do after college. Others don’t have a clue and hope they will find their passion during their four years at a university. This is not the case with...
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Find your car after bad weather clears

RALEIGH — The State Highway Patrol has implemented a new Towed/Stored Vehicle Search engine and has added the link to the Department of Public Safety’s website. The search engine was developed to assist motorists with locating vehicles stored by the Highway Patrol especially...
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Stay warm, safe in severe weather

RALEIGH — Shortly after noon Monday, Governor Pat McCrory declared a State of Emergency for the entirety of North Carolina in order to mobilize all the resources necessary to contend with both the anticipated snow and ice as well as the anticipated record-breaking cold. By the...

Winter storm shifts events

This week’s winter weather has caused a number of events to be rescheduled. Below are the ones we received notice about by press time: •The Youngsville Woman’s Club Soup and Bake Sale has been postponed until Thursday, March 5, at the Community House. The Community House will be...

Help trees, shrubs weather the winter

WAKE FOREST — Heavy snow and ice, as well as frozen soil conditions, can damage cherished trees and shrubs in residential landscapes. Even areas without major snowfall experience high winds and huge fluctuations in temperatures during winter. But homeowners can lessen the adverse...

Husband passes away, leaving bills

Get out of debt by Steve Rhode Dear Steve: My husband passed away a few years ago. A couple of years ago I had a couple of strokes and I really have a hard time remembering things. I know there were a couples of bills but I can’t find the right paperwork but a collector is trying...

Forgivable education loans for service

The Forgivable Education Loans for Service (FELS) Program provides financial assistance to qualified North Carolinians who are committed to working in fields designated as critical employment shortage areas in North Carolina. A FELS loan for one academic year generally will be...